Shaw's very own Long View Gallery hangs its newest monthly exhibition later this week. The show--which officially opens on Saturday with an artist reception from 6 to 8pm (mark your calendars!)--is entitled "Woman of Distinction" and features oil paintings by Judith Thompson. I can't wait to see her works in person!
As the Los Angeles Times has noted, "Thompson's imagery seems strangely familiar and modestly strange. More important than any social or emotional message to be gleaned here, her paintings charge the imagination and cloud the mind in a rewarding way." The women of distinction depicted in her paintings often appear very regal and find themselves surrounded by symbolic objects and creatures that they choose to ignore. Their attention is focused outside the canvas onto the viewer, begging one to question their world.
Long View Gallery
1302 9th street, NW
IMAGE CREDIT: Judith Thompson, "Before the Fall," Oil on canvas, 30X54